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Companimals

Animal companions are a recurring theme in the Oz books, starting with Dorothy’s dog Toto. Kids reading the books were likely used to pets, so it makes sense. Since animals talk in Oz, however, some animal characters are more equal … Continue reading

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No Talking, Just Animals

At the most recent OzCon International, I was on a panel about animals in Oz, discussing, among other things, whether they have the same rights as humans. It went off track a few times, but some interesting topics came up. … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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Make Way for the Demetric System

Considering the importance of agriculture in ancient society, it is not at all surprising that ancient pantheons pretty much always had at least one fertility deity. In fact, a lot of the earliest known gods fit into this category, and … Continue reading

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Hi-Ho, Ostro!

Since I’ve already covered the avian steeds of the Final Fantasy world(s), I think doing the same for the Mushroom World wouldn’t be a bad idea. There’s not quite as much to say here, though. Super Mario Bros. 2 introduces … Continue reading

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Pardon Me Boy, Is This the Chattanooga Chocobo?

I’ve already talked about Chocobos, the giant birds that are used as transportation in the Final Fantasy games, in several entries, most notably this one. Having examined the entries on Chocobos on Wikipedia and the Final Fantasy Wiki, however, I’d … Continue reading

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The Wrath of King Neptune

I was originally thinking of profiling Krishna this weekend, but seeing the Percy Jackson movie reminded me that I don’t think I’d ever done a proper post on Poseidon (or Zeus, for that matter, but he’ll have to wait, unless … Continue reading

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